Just found out MacGyver’s first name was Angus, huh who’d have thunk it.
Architectural concerns with the ASP.net MVC Framework – John Daniel-Trask
Ok so if there’s one thing I do want to say about this is that it wasn’t really about architecture, yet it had an arc stream code. JD is a great presenter, witty and quick and keeps the flow going well, but I’m not sure the material suited the title… a lot about TDD and dependency injection, and a more developer focused that perhaps it should have been. Was a great dissection of Kigg (which should be held as an example of what not to do), but should have been on the developer track.
Hardcore LINQ to entities – Adam Cogan
Ok Adam, you took way too long to get to point, also a few to many deviations from the point. I really don’t have any inclination to use Linq to SQL or Linq to Entities, they both seem too configuration heavy, I’ll stick to Lightspeed for my own projects.
Application lifecycle management with “Rosario” – Mat Velloso
So the new Visual Studio Team System is called Rosario, and MS are still going down the route of putting everyone into Visual Studio. I really don’t think this approach will work, there unit testing framework is far from the best. However the new test management application (can’t remember the code name) looks somewhat interesting. but I can’t really see it taking off, only time will tell. A couple of great ideas: Saving videos of tests, and snapshots of virtual machines at the point where the error occurred.
Designing Compelling User Experiences with Expression Studio 2 – Nigel Parker
Less practical advise in this one and more of a run through of a few cool sites and great user experiences that can be created with Silverlight. Silverlight has the potential to be a great technology, allowing an already experienced group of .net developers create some compelling apps. But the proof will be in the pudding.